Saturday, September 11, 2010

Labor Day Weekend


We had a lovely weekend at the lake for Labor Day weekend.  Plenty of relaxing, quality time with the family, boating, all that good stuff.

I’ll go ahead and warn you now – I took a lot of photos…


That pup of ours was particularly happy to get out for some fun-in-the-sun!






We of course spent some quality time with the munchkin as well.  Doesn’t she just look adorable in her little life jacket?!  She wasn’t too sure about the thing, but it sure was cute. :)


Roxy dog is not much of a fan of the boat.  She seemed to feel better when she was safely nestled between her mama and the little one.  It was so cute how just her little nose was peeking out!


I think this is a neat ‘family photo’ of Matt’s sister, her husband, and the bebe.


And although I have no recollection of taking this next shot…I love it. 


Lexi got to swim in the lake for her very first time!





Tank (Roxy’s brother) watched from the boat…and was very interested in all the activity in the water!  He went for a swim himself a little later.


L.O.V.E. this daddy-daughter shot.


What is cuter than a baby in a pink polka-dot swim suit!?


Matt decided that he and Lexi should be “hat buddies'”.  Aren’t they just so cute together!


Like I said, it was a lovely weekend.  Just what we needed.




Then on Monday, we took the whole “Labor Day” thing a bit literal, and did this to our bathroom:


AHHHH!  Scary, isn’t it?!

Luckily, it only looked like this for a few hours.  It is now on its way to becoming the beautiful, new, finished bathroom of my dreams.  I can’t wait until it is all done so I can post before and after pictures!  So stay tuned for that :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Here We Go…

Any big plans for the long Labor Day weekend? I will be venturing to the lake this evening, and spending some quality time with the husband, the water, and my favorite little munchkin. Oh, and her parents too. ;)

Then, once we get's go time...

In T minus 3 days, we will officially be starting our bathroom remodel.



Can you tell I’m just a *little* excited? :)

When I say "bathroom remodel" I don't mean slap-a-new-coat-of-paint-on-the-walls-and-buy-new-towels kind of remodel, I mean know, like, the definition of remodel. (And when I say "we" I really mean "he", because well, we all know that Matt will be doing most of the work. Although I am fully prepared to go get that, and hold this, and of course keep the husband stocked with food and drink at all times. That's what wifeys do during remodels, right??)

(I chose the paint color on the left, by the way – Sherwin Williams “Sporty Blue”)

And I know what you're thinking: That crazy lady doesn't post anything for a whole MONTH and then she goes and posts 2 days in a row?! What the heck! What can I say...I'm on a roll. Stay tuned for remodeling updates, and hopefully lots of lovely lake photos from Labor Day Weekend. I mean, I am off work for a whole week, and it's not like I have an entire bathroom project to help out with or anything...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Run for Rhonda

Well hello there!  It’s me!  That chick who used to post on this blog?  Remember me?  Yeah, I’m still alive.  Just haven’t had much time for blogging (or taking pictures, or much of anything for that matter) lately.  But I’m back!  And I have some great images to share!


This past Sunday, I got up bright and early and met up with the whole family out at Corporate Woods, for the annual Head for the Cure 5k.  (yes, you read that right. I got up bright and early on a Sunday.  Shocking, I know.)  I personally had never heard of this particular charity up until a couple months ago, but let me tell you it’s a great one! 

As the slogan says… Defeating Brain Cancer Step by Step. 

We we all went and participated in honor of my aunt, Rhonda, who is currently fighting the fight against brain cancer.


That’s her in the middle, with my 2 cousins Caitlin and Shelley.  She fights the fight beautifully, doesn’t she?

Here’s the whole Run for Rhonda team




There were some crazy people who actually ran the 5k.  psh.  who does that?

Did you see that guy checking out the girl in the red sports bra?!?  No really, look again-


How awesome is that!?  Ahh, the things you capture when taking photos of random people… :)

My family was much more *sane* and decided to walk.




We made it, all the way to the finish line!


(It only took us an hour)


The walk was a great event, I’m really glad the family participated.  And it’s for a great cause!  Cancer is a nasty beast, and I think it’s great for so many people to come together and support the efforts to defeat it.  I am fully confident that Aunt Rhonda, along with so many others will be able to defeat the beast.  And hopefully, with the whole family in support, it will make it just a *little bit* easier.


I read on their website that this year’s event was the biggest ever.  Way to go Kansas City!